public spending

Tech politics

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If Moore’s Law will continue for the foreseeable future, does it have a cousin keeping pace with it  – the growing  number of people unable to understand how technology works?

Are the people who care about technology advances, steadily becoming confined to just two groups only – those who will profit from them (designers and investors) and those who benefit from them by paying across their hard-earned cash (customers)? If so, how do governments socialise the advances of technology, so we all understand and care? Is there a political party out there campaigning for this?

Education Funding by the State

A government that lets its State school infrastructure crumble (including in schools recently rated Outstanding by Ofsted), but raises the bar on academic outputs, is simply trying to achieve an education policy goal in spite of itself. Crazy or crazy?

A government that chooses to cut back on education funding, should at least be making grants available to improve income diversification – to upskill staff in effective philanthropic and corporate  fundraising.

A government that wants improved student behaviour in schools, would be wise to demonstrate it cares about such students, by investing in the infrastructure that supports their teaching.

Public spending

If government agencies aren’t practising continuous improvement in granular and transparent reporting of how our taxes are actually spend, why don’t they instead reduce the taxes imposed on us?

Every pound of public money mis-managed or squandered on poor policy outcomes is a pound that could have gone on paying off the national debt instead. Why is this statement not on every government agency computer screen saver, in every public sector meeting room, in every public sector manager’s work plan and on every government agency website landing page?

If tax payers already fund government departments to manage public affairs effectively and efficiently, why are politicians so keen to set up ‘special public enquiries’ at an additional cost to the taxpayer?